• VirtualBox (Oracle) fails to start on Kernel 4.19.31 LTS

    My VirtualBox works fine on Kernel 5.0.4 (after installing linux-headers…) but fails to start on my 4.19.31 LTS kernel.
    I tried to install linux-headers while i’m using kernel 4.19.31, but it always refers to/as linux-headers are already installed and up to date on kernel 5.0.4. ???

    I tried using these 2 commands and here’s the result i get on the terminal (picture) :

    • sudo pacman -Syyu
    • sudo /sbin/rcvboxdrv setup


  • @philipc
    What have you installed:

    pacman -Qs virtualbox

    You need at least:

    sudo pacman -S linux-lts-headers
  • @manuel said in VirtualBox (Oracle) fails to start on Kernel 4.19.31 LTS:


    this must be installed… for sure…

  • I installed linux-lts-headers but still fails to start, virtual box gives error message after i rebooted my pc :
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  • for other kernels (like LTS) choose virtualbox-host-dkms instead of virtualbox-host-modules-arch as it will build modules for both kernels if they get updated automatically.

  • @joekamprad
    Thanks, i will try this out tonight! 👍

  • @joekamprad

    I followed the instructions and reinstalled VirtualBox trought the terminal, but i was not ask for installing the core package, so i could not choose VIRTUALBOX-HOST-DKMS.
    I don’t know how to choose this option.

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  • @joekamprad said in VirtualBox (Oracle) fails to start on Kernel 4.19.31 LTS:


    sudo pacman -S virtualbox-host-dkms

  • @joekamprad
    Yes i found it in pamac and installed VIRTUALBOX-HOST-DKMS and VirtualBox is now working fine on my LTS kernel!

    Much thanks! ☺ 👍

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